social harm

New project - Violence: prevention, public health and social justice

Violence: prevention, public health and social justice - aims to outline a framework for determining how violence reduction for everyone can be effectively achieved. The project is being done in partnership with Unison.

The Centre's Research Director, Roger Grimshaw, will be leading the project. 

For more information please visit our project page.

Preventable winter deaths highest since 1999

There were an estimated 43,900 preventable deaths – so called 'excess deaths' – in England and Wales last winter, the BBC reports today.

The figures, from the Office for National Statistics, are up 12,000 compared with the 2012/13 winter and are the highest number of deaths since 1999.

Most of the deaths involved people over the age of 75, with respiratory illnesses identified as the underlying cause of death for more than a third of cases.

#BlackLivesMatter: Criminal Justice Matters magazine out

The latest issue of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' magazine, Criminal Justice Matters, is now available to view in full on our website and includes a special focus on racism, discrimination and criminal justice.
Guest edited by Will McMahon, the Deputy Director of the Centre, this issue includes;
  • Janet Alder on her brother’s unlawful killing in custody and the subsequent police surveillance of her family;  

Book Review: Harmful societies

Steve Tombs reviews Simon Pemberton’s new book

Each year, the Office for National Statistics calculates the number of ‘excess winter deaths' – deaths from December to March compared with the average number of deaths occurring in the preceding and following four month periods in England and Wales. The figure for last winter is likely to see a significant hike up to some 36,000 – mainly of older people, not killed by the cold per se, but by illnesses brought on by lack of access to affordable heating, or suitably warm, dry accommodation, or most likely both.


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